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Sep 2, 2012 5:30pm PDT
in the united states. >> it was introduced in 1999 and spread over a series of years through the bird population and got into the mosquitoes and the mosquitos bit people. >> reporter: the number of cases this year is sky rocketing. nearly 1,600 infections reported and 66 deaths, up 40% in one week. >> it is a late summer disease. the fact that we have so many cases this early and so widespread does not bode well. >> reporter: every state except alaska and hawaii has seen outbreaks and nearly 70% of the cases come from six states, the hardest hit, texas with nearly half of the infections. health officials are launching efforts to prevent the spread of the potentially dangerous disease. from the air to the ground people are on patrol distributing flyers with preventive information and symptoms which tend to be mild in 80% of the cases. in 20% fevers, headaches and body aches and most worrisome for people over 70 are with weakened immune systems. west nile virus is a known threat for animals. while there is a vaccine for horses there is no vaccine yet for human beings, but there are increased calls
NBC
Sep 27, 2012 5:30pm PDT
, if you had a strong back you could get a job. that doesn't exist anymore. >> reporter: the united states will need an estimated 230,000 math and science teachers by 2015 to be competitive in years ahead. >> if you ask where the jobs are, it is in science and math. if you ask where they go to get that? it is great teachers. >> reporter: the teaching begins here at university of texas at austin, 15 years ago, and copied across the country. the math and science initiative helped to establish the program in 34 universities across 16 states. this graduate now teaches high school math. >> if teachers are not passionate about what they're teaching, then the students see that. >> when they get on the table, i just know that something funny is going to happen. makes me want to come to school. >> reporter: back on campus, that is just what these teachers in training hope to hear from their future students. >> i want to you know, show these kids that math is really important and maybe one kid will you know, take that to heart. and then you know, he will be the next albert einstein or newton. >> rep
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